Thanks. This makes sense of a kind, and the 'resize text not covered by
CSS spec' gives latitude. At least I saw what was happening and got a
way to do what I desired.
Adam Kuehn wrote:
> Bruce wrote:
>>>> So, I tried the following - make the body a font size other than
>>>> points or pixels, and make the header div a point or pixel size.
>>>> Now, the header does not expand in IE, but the meeting area text does.
>>>> What is correct, and why??
> This is "correct" in the sense that it is fully reproducible in IE.
> Elements set in ems will resize according to the computed value of the
> applicable font-size.  Because IE does not recompute font-size
> values specified in points or pixels, any em units with dependencies
> on those font-sizes will also not be recomputed. So elements sized in
> em units which are based on point or pixel font sizes will effectively
> be fixed-size elements in IE.
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